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Miscellaneous Patients and Treatments

Preparing feeding syringes for a full house.

What could be stranger to this Northern Fur Seal than being admitted to our hospital?

Hanging in a sling reduces stress on a spinal injury. 

Two interns prepare animal meds in front of our big board,  living proof that we were caring for 75 pups at one time.

Very lucky to be hit by a car and only have a broken jaw.

Teething is a real pain.

A Dead on Arrival pup is a good opportunity to teach a little seal anatomy.

This prehistoric looking Brown Pelican is a rare Vancouver Island rescue. 

Log booms seem like naturally good places to give birth, but they are perilous. Moved by tides, wind and boating activity the logs crush and grate against each other and anything in between.

An oiled Cormorant gets an intensive cleaning.

Rescue boater Dan Smith returns home with more precious cargo.

Seal pup enduring treatment for a broken jaw.

Accidental sightings of any of our pups in the wild is all the reward we need.

Another pup is spotted one month post release and looking good.

A variation on sink or swim, gives us information regarding the seals ability to use its rear flippers.

Coming down off these rocks, this starving pup's life is about to become much nicer.

A once blind pup recovers from cataract surgery while over wintering with us. The surgical procedure restores only partial sight, but adequate for a good chance at survival.

Mothers and pups are inseperable from birth to almost weaning. Riding on mom's back is a favourite way to get around..

After the rescue of a rare live stranded Harbour Porpoise, Island Wildlife begins to pass it off to the Coast Guard hover craft for quick passage to the Vancouver Aquarium.


Sobe undergoes a thorough pre-surgical eye exam.

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